Kirsten Armleder

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Kirsten lives with two dogs, three horses and a throttle-happy husband in Cranbrook, B.C. Her interests include fishing, hiking and, of course, backcountry sledding. Like many in her area, Kirsten grew up riding sleds—first a 340 Yamaha Enticer, then a Yamaha Phazer, a Ski-Doo Summit and the list goes on. Her interest in sledding came to a standstill until she discovered deep powder mountain riding. Now when winter rolls around, she can barely stay in the office long enough to finish writing her stories. When she’s not playing hooky from work, though, Kirsten enjoys interviewing riders from across Western Canada, finding new products to review and pretty much anything to do with the sport.

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SledLife

Get to know our Best Sled Wrap finalists

Top contestants share sledding stories and the inspiration behind their snowmobile wrap designs.

by Kirsten Armleder
Black Xtreme Performance Trail skis.
Gear

New Xtreme Performance Trail Skis by C&A Pro Skis

The Hutchinson, Minnesota-based C&A Pro Skis just released new skis for high performance trail riders.

by Kirsten Armleder
Gear

Stuckmate lets you operate the throttle while pulling on a ski

Stuckmate is a snowmobile accessory that lets you operate the throttle while pulling on a ski to help get your sled unstuck.

by Kirsten Armleder
Cover art for Thunderstruck 16.
Gear

Thunderstruck 16 movie review

From chute climbing to jumping, Thunderstruck 16 covers all technical aspects of snowmobiling.

by Kirsten Armleder
A green, blue and yellow sled wrap on a Ski-Doo.
SledLife

2017 Best Sled Wrap Winner

Congratulations to Rachel Scott of Salmon Arm, B.C. on winning the 2017 Best Sled Wrap Contest.

by Kirsten Armleder
SledLife

Weather predictions for the 2017-2018 snowmobiling season in Western Canada

The Old Farmer’s Almanac - Canadian Edition is out, and here’s the weather prediction for winter 2017-2018.

by Kirsten Armleder
SledLife

Best Sled Wrap Contest—The 6 Finalists

After 948 votes were cast, we’ve whittled 60 wraps down to the remaining six. Now, we're asking you, the reader, to decide who has the best snowmobile

by Kirsten Armleder
SledLife

Best Sled Wrap Contest—6th and Final Batch

The sixth and final batch of contestants in our Best Sled Wrap Contest.

by Kirsten Armleder
A GoPro photo of a snowmobiler sidehilling in Sicamous.
Sicamous, BC

5 photos that will make you want to sled Sicamous

You’ll be praying for winter to come early after seeing these snowmobiling photos from Sicamous.

by Kirsten Armleder
SledLife

Best Sled Wrap Contest—5th Batch

The fifth batch of contestants in our Best Sled Wrap Contest.

by Kirsten Armleder
2018 Winter Outlook map for Canada.
SledLife

Canadian Farmers’ Almanac releases forecast for winter 2017-2018

One part snowy, one part warm and dry and one part wild, says Canadian Farmers’ Almanac.

by Kirsten Armleder
SledLife

Best Sled Wrap Contest—4th Batch

Our fourth round of contestants in the Best Sled Wrap Contest.

by Kirsten Armleder
SledLife

Best Sled Wrap Contest—3rd Batch

Help us decide who has the best snowmobile wrap out there by voting for your favourite.

by Kirsten Armleder
Ride On!

The latest and greatest snowmobile videos you’ll want to watch

From Thunderstruck 16 to the new White Gold web series, here are the trailers for upcoming sledding videos that’ll get you pumped for winter 2017-2018

by Kirsten Armleder
A snowmobiler waves as he's doing a tailstander in the snow.
Saskatchewan

Top 10 best places to snowmobile in Saskatchewan

SnoRiders presents a list of the top 10 best places to go snowmobiling in Saskatchewan.

by Kirsten Armleder
Gear

2018 Pivot Series Snowmobile Gear from Arctiva

2018 Pivot Series Snowmobile Gear from Arctiva.

by Kirsten Armleder
SledLife

Best Sled Wrap Contest—2nd Batch

Help us decide who has the best snowmobile wrap out there by voting for your favourite.

by Kirsten Armleder
Orange Montec jacket and bibs.
Gear

Review: Montec Fenix Unisex Jacket and Pants

A hands-on review of the Montec Fenix Unisex snowmobile jacket and pants from Ridestore in Sweden.

by Kirsten Armleder
Testing the Argo avy pack from Motorfist
Gear

Review: Argo Avalanche Airbag Backpack by Motorfist

Review: Argo Avalanche Airbag Backpack by Motorfist

by Kirsten Armleder
SledLife

Best Sled Wrap Contest—1st Batch

Help us decide who has the best snowmobile wrap out there by voting for your favourite.

by Kirsten Armleder